Celtic fans have been reacting to the news that Stilyan Petrov has earned his UEFA Pro License coaching badge with plenty suggesting the Bulgarian should return to Parkhead to begin his coaching journey.
The former Celtic midfielder saw his career cruelly cut short after a battle with leukemia which, thankfully, he won.
Petrov will now be looking to start his coaching career somewhere and plenty of Celtic fans think Paradise is the perfect location.
It is easy to see why. Not only does he have the Celtic background but he is a former team-mate of current Celtic boss Neil Lennon in Glasgow.
The pair are friends and Celtic would be a great place for Petrov to cut his teeth in a comfortable environment at the beginning of this stage in his career.
Celtic have recently had some coaching reshuffles of their own, with Damien Duff’s departure seeing Gavin Strachan appointed by the club.
But the Bhoys also have a good track record for appointing former players to their coaching team. At present, John Kennedy, Darren O’Dea and Stephen McManus are all on the Celtic coaching staff, all of whom are also ex-teammates of Petrov.
Bringing in the Bulgarian to have some sort of role at the club would undoubtedly be a shrewd move for Celtic and fans would love to see him play a role in helping deliver 10 in a row.
Bring him home @CelticFC
— Topknot Sandshoe (@JusticeG74) July 10, 2020
Well done Stan the man ? pic.twitter.com/CSxobTzLxV
— Andrew Rae (@andybhoy70) July 10, 2020
I’d have you back with @CelticFC in a moment
— John Trainer (@jct62) July 10, 2020
Well in Stan, get yourself back to paradise ?☘️
— Paul Mac (@greenbhoy1) July 10, 2020
Congratulations ? Get up to paradise mate and help the bhoys get 10. Be part of something special. YNWA ???
— The truth (@Thetrut54051138) July 10, 2020
— ?? Claire ?? (@MissClairey1888) July 10, 2020
Congratulations Stan ????
— Barry Mc Gowan (@fuckaduct) July 10, 2020
Brilliant mate ? upto paradise and help lenny with the 10??
— T ???????? (@Tho1888) July 10, 2020
I wish you all the very best Stan. You were a great player and I’m sure you’ll do well. Hail Hail ?????????
— Stevie Murray (@Steviethestud) July 10, 2020
Stiliyan..a legend at Celtic Park….outstanding football player …extraordinary individual…
— Jim McCall (@JimMcCall19) July 10, 2020
Hopefully see you back at Parkhead somw day . Very best of luck in the future?
— DonegalTimaloy1888 (@DonegalTimaloy) July 10, 2020